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Oh my god [Oct. 4th, 2008|02:43 am]
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So, the contracts got couriered to me today. In there was stuff about benefits and pensions and all that sort of stuff. I feel like a kid in a candy store, in a very strange way.

Anyway, now that I have the contract in front of me, I'm so much of a happier bunny. Sure, I have to do a medical and remind them who my referees are, but otherwise, yay. As I left Sun last time, if you'd asked me if I thought I'd be back there, I'd've said no, but only because I wouldn't have thought there'd be positions opened there. The only thing I wanna clarify is about intellectual property of things I work on outside of office hours during the course of my employment.

The reason I ask this one is that a FOAF working in Intel decided to work on something, and then publish it. Now, it turns out he mentioned it during the course of conversation to one of his managers and Intel stomped on it claiming that it was their IP because it came from one of their employees. Now, this was done without the use of Intel's resources nor did it arise from situations encountered during his work. The thing is, this isn't an uncommon clause in a contract and there may be ideas that I want to implement, so it's something that I feel I may have to watch out for. Still, given the wording in the contract it just isn't clear if out of office productivity is my own or otherwise, I figure there's wiggle-room anyway.